12 Jul
Thu / 2018

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Summer Art Explorers: Look, Discover, Create!

    Beck Building, Law Building

    From ceramics and fiber to paint and metalwork, families are invited to experiment and create with materials found in works throughout the Museum this summer!

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Hidden Layers: Painting and Process in Europe, 1500–1800

    Beck Building

    Take this tour of the exhibition Hidden Layers: Painting and Process in Europe, 1500–1800 and discover highlights of recent technical findings about European paintings.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Curator-Led Gallery Tour “Connecting Buddhism”

    Law Building

    Join the Asian art curatorial team for a 40-minute tour exploring cross-cultural interactions that have come to define one of the world’s great religions.

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Happy Hour Thursdays

    Beck Building

    Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour on Thursday, when general admission is free and the MFAH is open late! Enjoy music, drinks from the bar, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  5. LECTURES
    Dialogues on Blackness and Contemporary Art

    Beck Building

    Ryan Dennis, Kanitra Fletcher, and Valerie Cassel Oliver discuss concerns such as aesthetics, marginality, representation, and activism in the context of works by African American artists in the Museum’s collection.

13 Jul
Fri / 2018

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Junior Workshop: Exploring Installation Art

    SOLD OUT
    Law Building, The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza, BBVA Compass Roof Garden

    In this workshop for ages 11 to 17, young artists are invited to create masterpieces with Mike + Doug Starn: Big Bambú as inspiration! Visit the exhibition, and then make your own site-specific installation pieces.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Hidden Layers: Painting and Process in Europe, 1500–1800

    Beck Building

    Take this tour of the exhibition Hidden Layers: Painting and Process in Europe, 1500–1800 and discover highlights of recent technical findings about European paintings.

  3. FILMS
    “Manet: Portraying Life” from the Royal Academy of Arts, London

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the popular exhibition Manet: Portraying Life, the first retrospective devoted to the portraiture of the enigmatic Édouard Manet, often called the “father of modern art.” 

  4. PERFORMANCES
    Music on the Plaza

    The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza

    Enjoy live music and explore the Museum’s new outdoor space, The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza! 

  5. FILMS
    Personal Problems

    A true discovery, this ensemble piece—originally made to air on TV in 1980—explores black middle-class lives with candor and emotional intensity.

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